01.28.2021 - [NCKS]

Members of the Smith Center Lady Red basketball team have been named the Telephone and Cable Athletes of the Week.

Smith Center had an outstanding week last week in claiming the Mid-Continent League Tournament title on the girls side.  The Lady Red, who are on a five-game winning streak, had to win four games in the league tournament to win the championship.  As the #6 seed, they opened the tournament with a 70-11 win over Plainville on Saturday, 1/16.  They then picked up a 47-44 win in Hays against TMP on Tuesday, 1/19.  In the semifinals on Friday, 1/22, they used a strong defensive effort in a 40-27 win over Hoxie to advance to the championship game.  On Saturday, 1/23, they won 64-47 over Norton in WaKeeney to capture the title for the first time since 2012.  In the championship game, the Lady Red shot 6-16 from three-point land and 40% from the floor for the game.  Tallon Rentschler scored 27 to lead Smith Center, while Ashlyn Long scored 12 on four three-pointers.  Smith Center is now 9-2 on the season after winning the league tournament.

We will announce the winners each week. Remember, you can nominate an athlete from any school sport.